Fujitsu Services has been named as the preferred bidder for a four-year IT services deal with the government of Australia’s Northern Territory, ousting incumbent Computer Sciences Corp.
The deal, which covers the provision of desktop, server and helpdesk services, has been valued at approximately AUD 150m ($111.1m). CSC’s contract with the Northern Territory, which it has held since July 2001, is due to expire at the end of June.
Also competing for the tender alongside Fujitsu and CSC were Hewlett-Packard and Unisys.
According to ComputerWire’s IT Services Contracts Database, the deal is Fujitsu’s biggest to date in Australia. The company’s previous biggest win came in July last year, when it signed a five-year contract extension valued at AUD 75m ($55.6m) with Western Australia Health.
It is the second time in less than a month that Fujitsu has clashed with CSC. Two weeks ago, Fujitsu announced it was suing its rival for approximately $13.3m over a breach of contract.